What can I do with my Land and Food Systems degree?

There are many ways to apply what you've learned in your Land and Food Systems degree to solve complex problems in our changing world.

Who you are matters

Your Land and Food Systems (LFS) degree is one part of what you have to offer. You also bring knowledges and skills from experiences you’ve had, places you’ve been, and the values you share with your family, friends, and community.

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“Learning more about social issues in our food system has helped me find my passion in working with others to solve problems I care about.”

CARA - YEAR 3, SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT

Reflecting on your skills and interests can help you make purposeful life and career decisions.

Share your compelling story

Throughout your Land and Food Systems degree, you’ll develop specific skills that employers are looking for, including:

  • A systems-based approach to exploring food system challenges and their connection to social issues
  • Ability to understand, examine, and synthesize concepts while considering multiple perspectives
  • Team collaboration on collective action projects using effective interpersonal and listening skills
  • Creative and strategic approach to planning and proposing tangible solutions to local and global challenges
  • Adaptability to work with multiple stakeholders and community partners
  • Effective written and oral communication skills to present ideas to a range of audiences
  • Problem solving using computational, mathematical, and statistical reasoning
  • Data collection, analysis, and interpretation through research within field and lab environments
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“I’ve developed confidence in public speaking, as well as in my ability to explore complex issues with diverse people I’ve met at UBC.”

DEANDRE - YEAR 2, FOOD NUTRITION AND HEALTH

Get experience

UBC offers many opportunities for LFS students to grow their careers. 

Get experience in LFS

Workplace experience

Co-op for LFS students
Apply to the Science Co-op Program to work in your area of study while completing your degree.

Work Learn
Build valuable skills through a part-time, on-campus job.

On-campus jobs
Explore student jobs available on campus.

CareersOnline
Browse and apply for work or volunteer positions using UBC's online career resources platform.

Research

From volunteering with a faculty member to getting a research award, there are many ways to gain undergraduate research experience and prepare for graduate school or a career in research.

Find opportunities

Involvement and leadership

On-campus programs
Become a student leader, join a club, or participate in activities outside the classroom.

Student Directed Seminars
Propose, coordinate, and lead your own seminar class for credit.

Community opportunities
Support a local school or non-profit organization to give back to the community.

International experience

Living, studying, and working abroad build valuable traits. Show employers you are adaptable, can work independently, and have global experience.

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Build your network

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“I’ve expanded and strengthened my network through valuable opportunities like the Global Seminar course.”

NJOKI - Year 4, GLOBAL RESOURCE SYSTEMS

Friends, family, TAs, instructors, and other people you meet can help you navigate your career questions. Explore possibilities and learn from the experiences, stories, and insights of others.

LFS student profiles
Read what other students and alumni are doing during or beyond their degree.

Tri-Mentoring Program
Pair up with an industry professional to explore your career interests and learn from their experiences.

UBC Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees
Create a free profile and get matched with members within the broader UBC community to learn about their career journeys.

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